Interview with Fiona Palmer, Author of The Recruit


[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Fiona!  Describe yourself in five words or less.

[Fiona Palmer] Shy, slight revhead, easy going.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about The Recruit?

[Fiona Palmer]  It follows Jasmine Thomas, who is a normal 17 year old except she’s been brought up in a gym and knows how to fight. Enter Ryan, a twenty three year old guy, who’s sexy, full of mystery and a little dangerous. Soon Jaz is caught up in Ryan’s world of secrets, lies and heroicness all while trying to hang out with her two best friends and go to school.

[Manga Maniac Cafe]  Can you share your favorite scene?

[Fiona Palmer] I love the scene where Jaz gets cut in a knife fight. Ryan, after saving her, gives her the singlet off his back to stop the bleeding, takes her home and sews up her cut in his bathroom. (still with no shirt on)

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What gave you the most trouble with the story?

[Fiona Palmer] Getting my facts right like the details about fencing, or the weapons they use. I want it as real as possible.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What’s one thing you won’t leave home without?

[Fiona Palmer] Hopefully my clothes.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name three things on your desk right now.

[Fiona Palmer] Lots of paper/notes. My laptop and heaps of usb’s.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you could trade places with anyone for just one day, who would you be?

[Fiona Palmer] Jamie Whincup, so I could race in the V8 Supercar Championship Series. I would even be happy in the passenger seat!

[Manga Maniac Cafe] You have been granted the use of one superpower for one week.  Which power would you choose, and what would you do with it?

[Fiona Palmer]  A nose I could wiggle and ‘poof’ all the housework would be done, also the cooking!!

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are some books that you enjoyed recently?

[Fiona Palmer] Katie McGarry – Dare You To and Pushing the Limits, Liz Reinhardt – Fall Guy.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?

[Fiona Palmer] Though my website or visit my facebook page,!/FionaPalmerRuralAuthor and twitter.

From one of Australia’s Queens of Romance comes the debut in a brand new YA series about secrets, strengths, and what lies beneath the surface.

Jasmine Thomas may not be completely normal, but she’s a pretty typical seventeen-year-old girl. She hates the rich mean kids, loves her best friends, and can’t wait to get out of school each day. Her spare time is spent at The Ring — a boxing gym where she practically grew up — learning karate, boxing and street fighting. So, yeah, Jaz can kick some major butt.

Life seems pretty normal until the day Ryan Fletcher enters her gym…mysterious and hot with heaps of bad boy charm. Sure, she checks him out. Who wouldn’t? But what doesn’t show on his gorgeous abs are secrets and lies that dominate his very grown-up world. Now Jaz has to figure out just how far she is willing to go to know more. Could Ryan really be offering the life-fulfilling life path she’s always dreamed of?

The first in the MTG Agencies series.